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.s. history that have transformed the laws of the country and illuminated protections afforded to religion in the u.s. constitution. this interview, part of booktv's college series, was recorded at the university of pennsylvania in philadelphia. it's about 20 minutes. >> host: university of pennsylvania professor sarah gordon, "the spirit of the law" is her most recent book. what do you mean when you talk about the old constitutional world and the new constitutional world when it comes to religion? >> guest: well, for most of our nation's history, it was the states rather than federal government that controlled access to religious worship, the rights of religious organizations and so on. and in the early decades of the 20th century, that began to shift as the supreme court applied the national constitutional establishment and free exercise clauses of the first amendment against the states sort of centralizing debates about religion. >> host: but if the states had the control, we had it written into our constitution, freedom of religion. >> guest: we did, indeed. but the first amendment beg
by law are supposed to tell us these things say that day will come in 2024. it's just 12 years, just 12 years away. and that's a day for people already on medicare and people who are going to be on medicare. medicaid, which is a program for lower income americans. it's an important program. as governor, i dealt with it in my state, but when i was governor, it was 8% of the state budget. today it's 26% of the state budget. it's soaking up every dollar or almost every dollar that would go to higher education. as a result, students around the country are wondering well, why are my tuition fees going up? it's because of washington's medicaid program requiring states to make decisions that soak uponey that otherwise would go for colleges and universities. in our state of tennessee, 30 years ago, the state paid 70% of the cost of going to the university of tennessee. today it pays 30%, and medicaid is the chief culprit. now, everyone knows this. i mean, the president's own debt commission has told him this and suggested a way to deal with it. 40 or 50 of us on both sides of the aisle have bee
of the bill, the coming law. >> jay carney made this offer on behalf of the president if congress continues to find it impossible to do its job. >> he believes we ought to do this for longer periods of time. he believes that if it is difficult for congress, they can turn it over to him. he will take the heat for making sure that we pay our bills because it is the responsible and right thing to do. so if that were what transpires after this next round, if congress produces something he would welcome that. >> joining me now, republican congressman mo brooks, and jared bernstein. congressman brooks, what the -- what is going on here? >> well, you have democracy at work. you have a very serious threat to our future with these unsustainable deficits. we are in perhaps the fifth consecutive trillion dollar deficit year, total accumulated debt of $16 trillion, no end in sight. so you have a long-term threat we have to focus our eyes on. but we also have a short-term threat, that is raising the debt ceiling or not. >> are you going to vote for the boehner plan? >> no. >> why not? >> well, let's get
organic law. and saying that the constitution could not possibly have anticipated our every governing question. i invite you to imagine if you will, just close your eyes and just imagine the right wing outcry. if president obama called the constitution organic law. instead of saying this. liberals have always understood that, they understood it when president lincoln said it and when president obama said it. but conservatives have never, ever understood that when times change, so must we. and the day conservatives actually do understand that, they will no longer be conservatives. >>> obama land. let's play "hardball." ♪ >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. let me start tonight with this. yesterday we discovered the obama doctrine. put simply, it's to continue the american revolution well into the 21st century. defined economic equality for women, full equality all out for gay people. and full political and financial opportunity for people of color. everything about yesterday screamed with this manifesto from the makeup of the crowd to the people in the inaugural platf
anyone else under the law, for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well. our journey is not complete until no citizen is forced to wait for hours to exercise the right to vote. our journey is not complete until we find a better way to welcome the striving, hopeful immigrants who still see america as a land of opportunity. until bright young students and engineers are enlisted in our workforce rather than expelled from our country. >> there's grievance there, not just rights. people waiting in line. i said this before, i was lucky to be there when south africans first got the vote, all south africans, and they waited for four or five hours, and i thought that was unbelievable. and then to watch people in america, in this advanced society of democracy, having to wait eight hours. it looked like a punitive action by republicans, to be blunt about it, from state legislatures and big capital cities that decided, you know what? let's make it hard for these people. maybe we can cut down that vote. >> that's one of those great underr
notification procedures established by law. but this change in policy to succeed, it must be done in a responsible, measured and coherent way. i would general dempsey describe her plan of action in greater detail. the bottom line is further integration of women will occur expeditiously. even as we recognize the need to institutionalize changes of this importance. the steps we announced today are significant. in many ways they are an affirmation of where we been having a state department for more than 10 years. nevertheless, it will take leadership and professionalism to effectively implement these changes. i am confident in our ability to do that because i am confident in the leadership that general dempsey in the joint chiefs of staff have demonstrated throughout this process. this has truly been a team effort and i deeply admire the extremely arrowing considerate approach they've taken. i want to express my deepest thanks to marty dempsey for his leadership in all the service chiefs who have been working on this issue and as a group, came forward with the recommendation we are i
're doing it. surprise. michigan is amazing, right? michigan is the state with the republican law to let the state fire all your locally elected officials and unilaterally abolish your town if they want to on their own say so, n no mar how you vote. michigan laws repealed that with a direct that. governor snyder and the republicans gave the michigan voters a one-finger salute. decided to pass and sign into law a new emergency manager law. this new one can't be killed by the voters. what's that you say? the will of the who? have we met? you know the funny videos about the honey badgers and how they don't give a [ bleep ]. michigan republicans do not care what anything thinks of them, certainly not the press, and apparently not the voters, michigan, my personal nominee for the one state that is shameless enough to actually do what a whole host of other states finally today are starting to get too embarrassed to go ahead with. usually the outliar in american normal politics is florida, right? florida is usually the weird state. sad, scary, and florida. you click on the florida tab, and you
law that was passed in '94 and expired in 2004, is leading today's charge. she, along with other senators, even displaying an array of assault weapons that would be banned and they brought props. senator feinstein arguing why is she believes there's a need for this ban. >> since the last assault weapons ban expired in 2004, and incidentally, in the ten years it was in place, no one took it to court. more than 350 people have been killed with assault weapons. >> megyn: no one took it to court because the nra at the time felt the supreme court was not leaning their way on these types of issues. the looks different it the court back then and the court today, there's question, if the bill would pass, there's question whether it would pass in the democratically controlled senate and whether the nra would feel the same. and on far-reaching rules of this legislation and the hurdles that have be to be cleared before this thing can pass. we're also hearing new questions today about secretary of state hillary clinton's highly charged testimony yesterday about the deadly terror attack on ou
after restrictive abortion law passed. thank you both for joining me. congresswoman speier, it's a big day. big anniversary. big strides have been made. let's put this graphic up again. five states only have one abortion clinic left. it's a protected right. what's going on in these states though? >> well, there's been a systemic effort by the anti-choice community to go into the states and get laws passed to restrict access to abortion. last year and the year before were the worst two years in terms of the more restrictions that were placed on abortion opportunities for women. 135 laws were passed in over 30 states restricting a woman's right to choose. >> now, diane, when we talk about mississippi, we see that a lot of states and governors are really leading the charge. let me show you how some of the governors around the country are talking about women's right to choose and bors rights. watch this. >> to be clear, my goal and the goal of many of those joining me here today is to make abortion at any stage a thing of the past. >> we're going to continue to try to work to end abortion
of senators about to announce a plan to rewrite our nation's immigration law and provide a pathway to citizenship for millions of illegal immigrants. good morning i'm jon scott. jamie: i'm jamie colby, in for jenna lee. jon: welcome. jamie: thank you. the plan includes measures to strengthen our border security, and will improve they say the illegal immigration process and include an effective ememployment verification system to insure employers do not hire undocumented workers. more importantly, this addresses what happens to the estimate the 11 million immigrants, could be more, that are already here. all this is the result of months of work by eight senators, four republicans, four democrats, as bipartisan as it gets. chief political correspondent carl cameron live on cap hole capitol hill this morning. good morning. >> reporter: jamie this is a big deal on the eve of president's big immigration proposal set in las vegas. this represents a group of bipartisan u.s. senators effectively laying down their marker on the president's proposal. and it is a sweeping one that has biparti
has just enacted one of the most inhumane laws in preventing americans from adopting russian children who clearly have -- are now deprived of an opportunity to have a better life. i don't think the status quo in syria is something we just need to have some more conversations about. i think we ought to tell the syrian people that we're either going to help them or we're not. we know that a no-fly zone and we know the supply of arms so that they can defend themselves to counter the arms that are being provided by the iranians and the iranian revolutionary guard on the ground and there's no hundreds of thousands of refugees that are putting the strain on our allies. i've had a lot of conversations. we've had a lot of hearings. we haven't done anything. we've got, again, 60,000 dead and after 22 months and all i get, frankly, from the administration is the fall of assaad is, quote, inevitable. i agree. what about what happens in the meantime? i hope that you, and i know you are deeply concerned about that situation. it's terrible. it's heartbreaking. to meet a group of young women as i si
about what he called our generation's task which was equal pay, gay marriage, repeal of voter i.d. laws, immigration reform and gun control. you know, everything but deficit, debt, spending and the america's economy. jobs and the economy was passed by rather quickly. we're in an economic recovery. that was about it. so, yeah, i think congressman ryan called it right. the president's agenda at least from the state of the union address was overwhelmingly liberal and not connected at all to deficit, debt, spending and america's economy and jobs. this is a legitimate disagreement between the two parties and legitimate disagreement between his president and the republican opponents on what the priorities ought to be but it is pretty clear what the president's priorities were. jon: this president racked up a lot of debt in first four years in office and got reelected. maybe he is assuming that the american people are fine with going the way it has been going? >> well i think, he talked about cutting the deficit during the campaign, promised that he would cap $2.50 in spending cuts for every d
laws have been enacted restricting abortion rights and curbing the number ever abortion providers. i want abortion to be legal, safe, and rare, but restricting access makes it rare for the wrong reason and drives many women to self-administered abortions that endanger their lives and reproductive future. in a nation where 40% of children are born to unwed mothers, we are hurting our nation by making family planning harder. i thank god and country that when i fell into a bad situation, abortion was there to save me and keep me on a path toward building a strong family i have now and i pray that safety net remains in place. people who have children when they're prepared leads to stronger children, stronger families, and thus stronger adults and a stronger america. and now a man who is a good husband and a great father, according to his own account, martin bashir. >> toure, what can i say. thank you very much for the obscene compliment and good afternoon. it's friday, january the 25th, and the republican national committee has learned its lesson. the problem isn't them, it's those am
're taught in. so the process could seem boring to the outsider but someone who loves law the way i do but the other half with interacting with the public, the supreme court gets visitors from around the world. i have met with school children as young as second grade. grammar school, high school, college, professiona l, not just law school by meet with students to be doctors, businessmen, and meet with groups of all kinds who meet with the justices to have a conversation judges from around the world that people read our pieces. but for each of us to learn from each other but i travel for law school, bar association and enjoy other types of groups but how what makes me so passionate for what i do i can get them to understand a little bit better. i am told they will be better citizens, more active citizens working in the community. we are busy on a lot of different cases. it is a microcosm. >>host: the most popular question submitted is how do the justices get along? [laughter] i know relations among you are deeply collegial. so i am wondering whether the conference rituals and how do yo
to law school at harvard. after clerking for a judge, i came out here in 1997. i have been here for the last 14 years. i have always lived in the castro. i am an attorney. i started out in private practice. i settle private law firm during complex commercial litigation. in 2002, and moved over to the sentences the city attorney's office where i worked on the trial team doing trials for the city, handling my own cases, and supervising a team of attorneys as well. >> why did you choose to live in san francisco? >> i always assumed i would go back to the philadelphia area since that is where my family is. i was always interested in san francisco in terms of what it is as a city, its culture, it's amazing lgbt community. i came out here for a summer, fell in love with it. i have been interested in politics since i was a kid. i worked on campaigns as a teenager. i was involved campaign against senator jesse helms when i was in college. when i cannot hear, and was not initially involved politically. -- when i came out here, i was not initially involved politically. i helped to build t
says the obama administration does not want to take guns from law apwaeuding citizens but -- abiding citizens but wants to stop them from getting in the wrong hands. >> we wanted to pick their brain about what is the most important thing we should be doing. >> the obama administration is pushing for background checks on all gun sales and wants to ban military style assault weapons and high capacity ammunition is clips. he admits it will be an uphill battle. we will have more at 6:00. coming up later why there's a big jump in the number of owners taking gun safety classes. thousands of abortion opponents descended on the nation's capital in the call to the supreme court to overturn roe v wade. they carried mental to the high court. we have more on the rally and march. >> there was almost a celebratory aspect and abortion opponents say victories in state legislatures and were enthusiastic about bringing the message here to the supreme court. they came from all across the country and united in a common goal. >> we need to make sure we abolish this law and mak
the law in places like virginia and ohio. >> but professor peterson, on the one hand we have the re-elected chair saying he wants to reach out. he wants to welcome everyone, and on the other hand republicans are seeking to rig the system. i mean, who is being honest here? which side of the party are we supposed to believe? >> well, listen, the move to sort of establish this federal gerrymandering, one, should open the american populace's eyes to the way in which the states have been gerrymandered, but, two, it smacks of the same kind of sin stesh strategy and the political moves the republicans have been making recently, and i think we have to trust that because that's indicative of the kind of behavior they've engaged in in the past. they do have to stop talking about reaching out and actually reach out, right? what they really need, and i don't know if there are any strategists or consultants who can do this for them, they need some cultural competence in their party. they need to understand how the culture of the people operate in these shifting demographic times and without thos
have an immigration law we can live with. we have been going for maybe 25 years with statement about immigration policy. that's unacceptable about immigration of immigrants. >> can't go on with people in this country in the shadows with this illegal status. we cannot have children who were born here brought by their parents when they were small children to live in the shadows as well. i think the time is right. >> part of making the time right for senator john mccain and other republicans means there has to be some proposal in place to implement tighter border security. the measure would include using more surveillance equipment plus adding more agents along the border between the united states and canada and especially mexico. president obama is scheduled to visit las vegas on tuesday after his time in vegas. the president will redouble their efforts working to fix the immigration this year. >>> time for a look at who's talking. we are hearing from president obama and hillary clinton. they sat together during a 60 minutes interview. here's what they had to say on the attack on bengh
playback of the vice president and president from their meeting today. take a listen. >> law enforcement officials all across the country who obviously share our deep concern about issues of gun safety and how we can protect our communities and keep our kids safe. you know, a couple of weeks ago i appeared along with joe to present the administration's ideas in terms of steps that we have to take. and i issued a number of executive actions that could be taken unilaterally in order to improve our collection of data, to make sure that we're coordinating more effectively with state and local governments, and to do everything that we could to improve the issue of gun safety and to make our communities safer. but as we've indicated before, the only way that we're going to be able to do everything that needs to be done is with the cooperation of congress. and that means passing serious laws that restrict the access and availability of assault weapons and magazine clips that aren't necessary for hunters and sportsmen and those responsible gun owners who are out there. it means that we are serio
not think a fine is appropriate. but for some who clearly broke the law, i think it is. i think that we will see some kind of agreement that is maybe not the perfect agreement for either party but works for the country. >> timeline, are we looking late spring? late summer? >> i think so. you know, as you all know, it's been slow going in the congress right now. i think things will pick up in the later spring and get heavy in the summer. >> senator marco rubio getting ready to join the bipartisan group working immigration reform. do you think a high profile latino like rubio can push it past the finish line? >> i think he can help, particularly with many republicans who have been unwilling to move on this issue. so, to the extent that his voice can lend support and move the ball forward, i think that is only be a good thing. >> before i let you get out of here, we should note you are the president of the freshman class of house democrats. first of all, do you run for that? or is that one of those jobs that no one kind of wants and they say, seems like a nice guy, give it to him. >> it's
fearing her son would be in danger. law enforcement discovered the father had taken out multiple life insurance policies on his son. >>> coming up tonight, a man who went on a violent rampage at a holiday care learns his fate in court. >>> plus, why a judge is throwing out one of the charges against the anne arundel county executive accused of misconduct in office. >>> and thousands of antiabortion demonstrators rallying in washington on the 40th anniversary of roe vs. wade. gary, it is a cold one out there tonight. >> still cold. complicating the problem too with that real cold weather. clipper snow. it's light. it's getting out of here but it's still causing some problems for the commute. we'll have your forecast coming up for the evening hours in just a bit. stay with us. fox 5 news at 5:00 will continue.  at honda, we know some people are nenever happy with the way things are. and are always dreaming of how they could be. smarter, simpler, how-on-earth-does-it-do-that... er. and they make it that way. because things can always be better. we like those people.
standing behind the controversial immigration law signed in her state and then several members of the tea party who still are alive and well in the state of texas who may certainly not be on beard with anything that they in their minds deem as amnesty. >> it's one of the really ironies of the republican party they have done in some ways a better job of democrats recruiting latino candidates for offices like -- they have a governor of new mexico, governor of arizona, mark rubio in florida. at the same time, the share of the latino vote just really continued to drop nationally. >> quickly back to texas, looking at numbers there, 44% white. 38% hispanic. by 2020, 24 electoral votes for texas and there's no doubt of the enormity of the state. its importance in whomever wins or shows up on the ballots for both sides. >> that's right and what democrats say is you look at the demographics and then how the state performs in federal elections and something out of whack there that almost any other state with 38% hispanic voters you expect it to be a solidly democratic state. >> all right. alex, tha
's immigration laws. including a pathway to citizenship for the undocumented. >>> air scare. a jet's engine erupting in flames. what would you do. >>> and hollywood's second-favorite awards show. some surprises last night at the s.a.g. awards. >>> good monday morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm sunny hostin. they started burying the dead after that terrible nightclub fire in brazil. >> most of the victims died of suffocation after toxic smoke filmed the air of that crowded club. when firefighters rushed to the scene, they found the entrance blocked by a pile of bodies. more than 230 victims died. more than 100 were injured. >> we spoke earlier to the bbc's julia carnero, who just arrived in santa maria. >> the sports center, where families and grends have gathered to identify the bodies was decemberlating. trucks carried the bodies to the site. it was the only place in the city that had the capacity to actually be a solution for the tragedy that happened because there wasn't a morgue that could take in such a number. >> are you hearing more about the setup inside the club that th
had to revisit the healthcare law. clearly president obama does not want us to get that chance. he want his last two years to look just like his first two years of his presidency. it was to perpetuate progressive government for at least a generation. why? he thinks it is the right and to do. to do that, he needs to delegitimize the republican party and house republicans, in particular. he will try to divide us. he will try to get us to fight with each other, question each other so we do not challenge him. if we play into his hands, we will betray the voters who supported us in the country that we serve. we cannot let that happen. we need to be smart. we need to show prudence. what do i mean when i say that? prudence is good judgment in the art of governing. abraham lincoln called it one of the cardinal virtues. it is our greatest obligation as public servants. we have to find the good in every situation and choose the best means to achieve it. the prudent man is like a captain at sea, he does curse of the wind him he uses it to reach his destination. i'm not saying that we should b
the country to oppose the white house effort to reform the nation's gun laws. at demonstrations in pennsylvania and ohio, gun owners pilloried calls for stricter gun control. >> no law put on law abiding citizens has ever deterred crime. they're going to take my gun so i can get shot. >> my thoughts is, tell the leftwing liberal idiots in washington to leave our guns alone. we're not hurting anything. it is the criminals. deal with the criminals, not the law abiding citizens. >> the pro-gun rallies also coincided with a series of nationwide gun shows where at least five people were wounded when their firearms accidentally went off. in north carolina, three people were injured when a shotgun accidentally fired as its owner removed it from its case. another gun owner accidentally shot himself in indianapolis, while an ohio a gun show attendee was injured by stray bullet. president obama is set to publicly take the oath of office today at his second term inauguration in washington. obama gathered with his family sunday in the blue room of the white house to privately recite the 35-
. massacres have taken place in businesses, law practices, malls, movie theaters, and especially schools. these massacres don't seem to stop. they continue on. columbine, virginia tech, aurora, tucson, oak creek. a common thread in these shootings is each gunman used a semiautomatic assault weapon or large capacity ammunition magazine. military-style assault weapons have but one purpose, and in my view, that's a military purpose, to hold at the hip if possible, to spray fire, to be able to kill large numbers. since the last assault weapons ban expired in 2004, and incidentally, in the ten years it was in place, no one took it to court, more than 350 people have been killed with assault weapons. more than 450 have been injured. we should be outraged by how easy it is for perpetrators of these horrific crimes to obtain powerful military-style weapons. >> again, we have been listening to senator dianne feinstein as she goes ahead to introduce the new assault weapons bill of 2013. she was the face of the bill in the 1990s. and that expired in 2004. >> joining me is congresswoman jackie speie
bill back in 1993 shortly after a mass shooting at a san francisco law firm. we will have live coverage of her newest assault weapon bill at 8:15. >> some parents at one california school district are questioning the district's buying of more than a dozen assault weapons. fontana officials say they bought 14 assault weapons to protect students in the event of an attack. they say they will be kept in locked safes on campus for responding police but some parents are concerned that students could find a way to access them. >> we do have children that come with sometimes plastic weapons or real weapons and does that make them -- put them at risk of being -- as our chief has stated last night being stopped and killed? >> the weapons cost a thousand dollars each. police say they have the ability to go through body armor. >>> today the house in rhode island will vote on legislation legalizing same sex marriage. it's expected to pass in the house but unknown if in the senate. >>> lance armstrong lied for years about doping and now some unhappy customers who bought his books want under money
say this in the first inaugural address they would have booed him. "no organic law can ever be framed with the provision applicable to every situation. no foresight can anticipate nor any document of reasonable length contain express provisions for all possible questions. that is abraham lincoln calling the constitution organic law. and saying that the constitution could not possibly have anticipated our every governing question. i invite you to imagine if you will, just close your eyes and just imagine the right wing . . >>> welcome to "the ed show" from new york. the conservatives are whining about president obama's speech. it's just too liberal. i say welcome to the mainstream. let's get to work. >> it's morning again in america. >> the era of liberalism is back. >> the country is awake to the new center left america, and conservative elites can't stand it. >> the republican agenda in his mind props up white privilege. >> tonight katrina vanden heuvel on president obama and the official end of the reagan era. none of it means anything if the obama agenda can't get through the senat
policies more coherent, that a law on the tax side in health care reform side. you are in a position where the economy and locks are removed. the interesting problem is that if it is time to improperly it is there. he may benefit. this could happen. there could be a big economic recovery. maybe you have the interesting aspect that it is good for everybody. it would vindicate a lot of our ideas. it solidified the sense that obama had claimed america. >> this made a strong case for targeting. you have been writing for years numbat while the democrats have their various pressure groups that republicans and conservatives should think hard about parents. we should perhaps target more policies toward the interest of the parent. >> targeting in the sense that it is vital to explain why a conservative policies are good for them. the idea is not that we should think about what we're going to advocate. this is not only impossible for conservatives, it would be very unwise. let me start by saying that i think the danger of choking off the base is vastly overstated. the fear of that is what causes a l
: president obama, sworn in yesterday, promising to change the tax code, immigration laws, and act on climate change. good morning, everyone. we will spend the first part of this morning's "washington journal" on yesterday's inaugural address. for democrats, 202-585-3880. for republicans, 202-585-3881. for independents, 202-585-3882. also, send us a tweet, twitter.com/c-spanwj. post your comments on facebook, or you can e-mail us. journal@c-span.org. let me begin this morning, this is "the wall street journal," had line. "obama vows aggressive agenda." "he is looking beyond the fiscal battle set to dominate the coming weeks." and then a side story, an analysis. "the president is set to fight over a new to do list." "the inauguration was not only grayer, he sounded less like a man ready for lofty flights and more ready for ground battles." and then here is "the washington post," this morning. there had lyme, "we must act." -- there had line, "we must act -- their headline, "we must act." "the new york times," this morning, "a limitless vision." "speech gives quiet goals center stage." "our jou
like anyone else under the law. (applause) righ for if we are truly created equal than surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well. >> reporter: the president elevated man-made climate change higher than at any time since winning reelection, resurrecting an issue he's barely touched forly tou more than two years.n two ye >> some may still deny theill deny overwhelming judgment of science bu but none can avoid theg impact devastating impact of raging fires and crippling drought and more powerful storms.ith 11 mil >> reporter: with 11 million illegal immigrants in america,ngress to mr. obama called on congress topr provide a legal path tohip. citizenship. >> our journey is not complete until we find a better way to welcome the striving, hopeful immigrants who still see america as a land of opportunity. until bright young students and engineers are listed in our work force rather than expelled fromm our country. >> reporter: mr. obama also recalled the newtown shootingch cause massacre which caused him to push for gun control and a polarizing fight with congress he prev
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. >> harris, a change in gun laws after the sandy hook massacre is beginning to meet realities. and rand paul is proposing to introduce to nullify. and dianne feinstein-- >> leader reid intends to make guns one of the earliest things we consider on the floor and chairman leahy talk about hearings right away i think you're going to see action quickly. >> some doubt that. there are 20 democratic seats up for grabs in the year 2014 including in the gun friendly states of arkansas, alaska, iowa, louisiana, colorado, new hampshire and south dakota. after the assaults weapons ban in 1994 democrats lost control of the house, all of which suggests compromise may be in the works. >> we don't expect it all to pass or in its current forms. we think that there are elements of it-- >> anding this a moment we can do something about mental health, information sharing, maybe background checks and or things as well, but it has to be a plan that could possibly work or president won't get it done. >> other republicans suggest that a new assault weapons ban would be no more effective than the old one. >> when th
. he enacted into law. [applause] >> than a two-year anniversary of lilly ledbetter legislation. forward if women are in the congress and committee. we will have to deal with issues like the safety of our children. thank you for making this a part of your agenda. you will have to be dealing with the issue that relates to violence against women. we need to pass that legislation. we have to deal with jobs. i want to say a personal thanks. if we did not have some many women in the congress we never would have the first woman speaker of the house. you haven't seen that the net. having strength and numbers for women leading the way are helping to change the playing field. i promise you this. it increases the level of civility in politics. we will change the environment in which politics is being conducted. we will elect many more women to public office. that is a very good thing for our country. thank you, and lee's list. we are emilie, and we ain't seen nothing -- -- thank you, emily's list. seene emilie, and we ain't nothing yet. >> are you emilie? --emily? -- emily? >> hello. i am
pretty much. he went to the best schools in the country, columbia and on to harvard law. he becomes editor of the harvard law review in a blind test. nobody knew -- there's no affirmative action here. blind test. you were the guy that had the best writings, the best research, the best scholarship to get the job. and then he comes back and instead of being a money grubber on wall street, excuse me money grubbers on wall street, he decides he's going to do something for his community where he came from. and then he runs for office, gets beaten by bobby rush and then he gets in a car and drives out to the burbs and lets them decide. >> michelle obama did the same thing. she resented princeton a lot when she got there but she channeled her resentment in a paper about the history of african-american women. the fact they worked within the system given the challenges that they had to have gotten to this place and to be the calming influence that they are i think is remarkable. >> calming, mosh care calm than. >> low bar. low bar. but with an inner fire though. you know -- . >> they proved
for the most hardened law enforcers. >> it is. i can't imagine if that was my child. i can't imagine the pain that her mother and stepfather must wake up with every day. i couldn't imagine that. >> that was our dog, that was our cat. >> reporter: today, cherrie would be 34. if she's alive this is what investigators think she might look like. >> i don't know. she could be married and have children and have graduated and, you know, i could be a grandmother. >> reporter: after all these years, janis mckinney still isn't ready to say good-bye to her daughter. at the cemetery, no gravestone, just an angel. >> until i see something or hold something or know something, i can't put it to rest yet. >> reporter: janis mckinney still hopes her daughter is alive, but alive or dead, she says, she just needs to know what happened and why someone would have snatched her little 8-year-old girl. and unfortunately since we spoke with investigator mcgraw there, those tips that he was talking about did not pan out. but one of the new lead investigators on the case told me today that they're still getting tips, t
in four years, even though we have a law that says we need a budget every year. we haven't seen any solutions offered by the president on how to get the budget balanced, pay down the debt, and no budget in four years. we need to figure out how to grow the economy, how to get opportunity. and if we have a debt crisis like they had in europe, everybody gets hurt. that's what we want to avoid. >> last week, senator schumer said, we'll do a budget. >> great. finally. it's been four years. >> but this is what he said has to be in it. >> you're going to need more revenue as well as more cuts to get the deficit down. i've talked to leader reid. budget claire murray. we're going to do a budget this year, and it's going to have revenues in it. and our republican colleagues better get used to that. >> so this is still a fight between how much spending cuts and how much taxes. the president got his -- >> well, simpson 3w0-bowles sai let's get rid of the high tax rates. the president doesn't want that. you had $1 trillion in tax increases with obama care. new tax increases at the beginning of t
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